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Insider news and views from chess writer Mig Greengard



Published: 2008-10-01T23:47:23-05:00

 



Construction Underway

2008-10-01T23:47:23-05:00

Blog and template construction tonight. Kasparov in New York photos.



NY Kasparov Book Signing Friday Sep.26 at Penn Station BORDERS

2008-09-25T23:21:09-05:00

Kasparov book signing in Manhattan at the Penn Station B&N on Friday the 26th at 5pm. Also a simul in Harlem on Sunday.



Learn Mandarin Now

2008-09-25T01:50:49-05:00

China beating Russian men in their annual match.



Spice of Life

2008-09-24T04:41:58-05:00

Strong GM invitational in Texas; goofy web numbers reported for EU Ch.



Bushed

2008-09-23T04:09:21-05:00

Kasparov to meet President Bush at a "dissidents luncheon" in New York.



Kosteniuk Wins Women's WCh

2008-09-21T23:00:58-05:00

Kosteniuk beats Hou Yifan in the final. Women's chess, stay or go?



Topalov Takes All in Bilbao

2008-09-15T16:51:22-05:00

Topalov takes clear first in Grand Slam final after beating Ivanchuk in the final round. Carlsen and Aronian 2-3, then Ivanchuk, Radjabov and Anand in sole last.



It's Not Easy Being Number One

2008-09-10T20:40:43-05:00

Topalov beats Carlsen to take over the lead in Bilbao with two rounds to play. Off day Thursday.



Nokia Gambit, Battery Variation

2008-09-10T17:54:57-05:00

Nigel Short loses when his phone goes off during a game at the European Union Championship in Liverpool.



Carlsen Loses But Leads

2008-09-09T20:23:15-05:00

Carlsen leads Bilbao by a point over Topalov with three rounds to play.



Carlsen Profile

2008-09-03T18:08:26-05:00

NYT/IHT profile of Magnus Carlsen touches on training habits, school, Monty Python.



Bilbao 08: Aronian Tanks

2008-09-03T11:06:56-05:00

Carlsen beats Aronian in round one. Other games drawn. Round 2: Ivanchuk-Carlsen, Anand-Radjabov, Topalov-Aronian. (All drawn.)



Balls Out in Bilbao

2008-09-01T16:46:18-05:00

Anand, Ivanchuk, Topalov, Carlsen, Aronian, and Radjabov in a double round-robin. Sep-2-13 at 11EDT each day. Rest days are 7th and 11th. I'm on ICC Chess.FM live with various American GMs each day.



Ivanchuk Triumphs in Moscow

2008-08-28T00:52:47-05:00

Ivanchuk wins clear first in Tal Memorial with +3.



Topalov Speaks in Spain

2008-08-20T17:15:25-05:00

Topalov interview with Spanish newspaper touches on Kasparov, computer chess, and, umm, Scarlett Johansson.